Letter to H. P. Lovecraft

From Clark Ashton Smith

[9] [27 June 1930]

Dear E'ch-Pi-El:

[. . .]

Your trip must have given you a store of new impressions -- and I envy you. I never seem to have the freedom to do that sort of thing. But some day, perhaps. I shall simply insist on having it.

[. . .]

The last tales you lent me were a feast, as always. [. . .] Can you let me have "Cthulhu" and "Pickman's Model" next? Though these are comparatively fresh in memory, I feel that it would be a veritable inspiration to re-read them.

[. . .]

I never saw The Thrill Book, since it was not carried by the Auburn stands. Too bad it went under. [. . .]

I hope your novel materializes soon. I think of beginning one as soon as I can work out a suitable plot, and will carry it on alternately with new "short" and novelettes. Averoigne in medieval times might be a fruitful milieu. [. . .]

[. . .]

Yours in the communion of Cthulhu,

From: Clark Ashton Smith: LETTERS TO H. P. LOVECRAFT, edited by and footnotes by Steve Behrends (July 1987) Necronomicon Press.

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